PEOPLE

Fernando Avelar

Associate
avelar.fernando@dorsey.com

Overview

Fernando helps clients succeed by reaching their business goals through mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, corporate governance, and other corporate transactions.

Fernando represents private equity firms, investors, entrepreneurs, and private businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, equity and debt offerings, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and other general corporate matters.

Fernando also regularly represents clients in Latin America and can offer representation in Spanish.

Education & Admissions

Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2013)

University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 2009)

Admissions

  • Texas

Languages

  • English and Spanish

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented a window manufacturer in the sale of its business to a public company for $240MM.
  • Represented the principals of a moving and storage company in the sale of their equity for $238MM.
  • Represented a data center developer in an equity sale to a pension fund and a private equity firm for $105MM.
  • Represented a fishing tackle business in an equity sale to a private equity firm for $48MM.
  • Represented a facial recognition company in an equity sale to a private equity firm specializing in defense and government services for $40MM.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the purchase of a pump and valve manufacturer for $25.5MM.
  • Represented a North American aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul company in the equity purchase of an aircraft repair station for $30MM.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the purchase of a beverage company for $19.5MM.
  • Represented a digital fitness company in a $3MM equity financing round.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Lending Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Accolades

  • D CEO + ACG 2017 M&A Large Deal award for “Headwaters Inc. acquired Krestmark Industries”